Of the 3 top projectors Beaulieu 708 EL stereo, Bauer T-610 Stereo and the Elmo GS-1200 the Beaulieu is and has intrigued me. It is not talked about alot. Not like the Elmo. I owned one briefly and here's what I loved about it. The idea of a film gate with a special pressure plate that keeps the film more stable and steady is in theory a real draw to me. It's linken to the design of the plate and gate of a single 8 camera. Also I believe the standard lens is an f1.1. The second brightest bulb at 150 watts. (Elmo has a 200 watt) Let me add here the focus system is the rolls royce of focusing systems. If and when you try it you'll see what I mean. There is no slop very percise. When you get done focusing you feel like you pulled out a sharpness that no other projector could match. Just a feeling. Sadly I got rid of mine because it did not opperate just right.
The Bauer T-610 is the cats meow. So versital sound engineering wise. Never owned one with the 1.1 lens though. They are quiet, sexy and just a great projector.
I never owned the Elmo GS 1200. The 200 watt bulb whick I believe can be upgraded to a 250 watt along with the f1.0 lens must be the projector to die for.
However steady the picture the Bauer or Elmo gives I'm stil drwan back to the Beaulieu's unigue plate and gate system.
I'd like to hear from you users out there on this matter. Ever do a side by side. Who could afford all 3 at the same time?
Edited by John Adolfi, 10 July 2006 - 06:49 AM.